Listen: Maroon 5 – Payphone feat. Wiz Khalifa

April 16, 2012 1 comment

Maroon 5 is back with a new single entitled “Payphone.” This song is the lead offering off their upcoming fourth album, Overexposed, which is due in stores on June 26. Featuring none other than rapper Wiz Khalifa, the song also sees the group working with famed producers Shellback (Britney Spears, Pink) and Benny Blanco (Justin Bieber, Katy Perry).

Check out their first single below:

Maroon 5 – Payphone feat. Wiz Khalifa

Maroon 5 has previously said that this new album will be their “poppiest” yet, and this first single confirms that direction. Although the song is enjoyable, I can’t help but think that the group is solely on the quest for a hit single after the lukewarm response to their last album. Everything from the chosen producers to the Wiz feature screams contrived. Let’s hope their transition to a poppier sound doesn’t mean they’re going to fully abandon the rock edge that made their debut album such a great record.